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About 40% of the food in the U.S. never gets eaten.

When you consider what it takes to grow, cool, transport, store, cook, and ultimately dispose of wasted food, this translates to:

  • $218 billion of food

  • 37 million cars-worth of greenhouse gases (In fact, preventing food waste was ranked #3 of 100 solutions to climate change by Project Drawdown)

  • Three times as much food as we would need to feed all 42 million food insecure Americans their total diet.

  • A land area the size of New Mexico, and as much water as California, Texas, and Ohio use combined—all to grow food that is never eaten.

Curious to learn more? Check out Dana’s landmark report, or visit the websites of Save the Food (for consumers) and ReFED (for business).